Intelligence agency procedures have varied both within and across agencies in the intelligence community—making it difficult for Congress, the public and even the agencies themselves to determine the scope of intelligence gathering.
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A Reuters expose about American contractors working for Emirati signals intelligence raises hard questions about the legal architecture for situations in which U.S. persons leave the intelligence community and go to work for foreign intelligence agencies.
The 2017 NDAA paves the way for CYBERCOM to be elevated to a fully independent unified combatant command and maintains a more hotly contested opportunity for CYBERCOM to be split from the NSA.
Materials of interest to Lawfare readers regarding the House Judiciary Committee's hearing this morning on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
A review of the indictment of Harold Martin, the former NSA contractor accused of stealing 50 terabytes of data from the Agency.
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If he will accept it, Trump must have wise and informed counsel. Americans will be served by principled individuals in government defending our Constitution and role in the world. Those who stay home to satisfy ideals of personal integrity will not make our world safer.
While John DeLong and Susan Hennessey establish that the NSA did not willfully violate RAS compliance, they do not fully address the disconnect that the RAS compliance problem revealed between the NSA’s institutional culture and Congress’s plan.
In 2009, the discovery of a major complaince incident shook NSA to its core. This is the story of how it came to pass and what happened next.